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Is it reasonable to expect a 10 year life from a 5D mark iii

 
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Mar 07, 2012 18:14 |  #1

I know a newer better camera will be out by then, but who thinks the mark iii will still be a competent camera like the 5D classic is. If you think about it that way, the price tag isn't quite so terrible, especially if it comes down in price some over the next year. buying it and keeping it, would come out just as cheap as buying a 60D now and then buying the next xxD body 2 or 3 years from now. If im thinking correct the the 20D was out when the 5D was released. Can this be justified as a buy once, cry once scenario, or am I just trying to justify an overpriced camera?


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Mar 07, 2012 18:22 |  #2

Not sure about 10 years because technology changes but why not, I have had my 5d2 for 3 years and I can see using it at least another 3 if not longer. Same probably goes with glass, tripods bags etc. Buy once cry once.

it seems the cheaper the product the more it changes. From a 50D/60D every year or 2 to a rebel every 8 months or so to 4/3 which seems to have something new every day.


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Mar 07, 2012 18:25 |  #3

My 5d is 7 yrs old and still working well.




  
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Mar 07, 2012 18:27 |  #4

I think it's reasonable depending on amount of use and care. There will be more desirable bodies but there will be people using MK3s in 10 years for sure.


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Mar 07, 2012 18:31 |  #5

I'll probably get one and I hope to get at least around 8 years out of it. My 1D Mark II will be very close to 8 years old by the time I probably get a 5D3 (I expect summer or fall).


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Mar 07, 2012 18:37 |  #6

There's no reason why a camera can't keep producing fantastic images forever, as long as it's working. Just because Canon release newer models, it doesn't mean that all the older ones suddenly turn into crap.


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Mar 07, 2012 18:39 |  #7

I bought a 10D nine years ago.. I used it pretty heavily for seven years until I bought a 7D.. I kept the old 10D as a backup camera and still works fine.

I suppose the 5DIII will perform the same providing you don't shoot hundreds of photos a day.. In that case, the shutter might require replacement.




  
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Mar 07, 2012 18:41 |  #8

The 5D is a seven year old camera, and I still love mine. I'm going to give it to my daughter when I get a 5D3 as I know that it will be an excellent camera for her to learn on. I expect her to shoot with it for several years, as it will outclass anything else she could buy for herself.

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Mar 07, 2012 18:48 |  #9

^ cute pics


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Mar 07, 2012 18:50 |  #10

My EOS 630 has seen lots of use in the 22 years I have owned it. I don't use it now but it still works just as well as it ever did.


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Mar 07, 2012 19:02 |  #11

With proper care it should last that long easily. I bought my 10D in June of 2003 and sold it 4 years later to a good friend. He still has it, uses it regularly, and at almost 9 years from the date of original purchase, it still works as good as they day it came out of the box. The original battery has gone to recycle heaven but a replacement SterlingTek keeps it running just fine.
No reason to expect that your 5D, if taken care of, shouldn't last that long easily.




  
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Mar 07, 2012 19:50 |  #12

My 350D is seven years old and going strong, and I'm pretty sure the 5D MK III has a significantly better build quality. It is also still capable of taking pictures, so I have no doubt the MK III will also be able to take stunning images in seven years' time. ;)




  
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Mar 07, 2012 20:05 |  #13

Of course why not!
Unless you get bitten by the upgrade bug...:D
I just sold my XT ( bought in 2005 ) to my friend and it's still working fine.


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Mar 07, 2012 20:12 |  #14

msowsun wrote in post #14045925 (external link)
My EOS 630 has seen lots of use in the 22 years I have owned it. I don't use it now but it still works just as well as it ever did.


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Hey, I have one too! In perfect working order! I am occasionally using the lens I got with it (EF 35-70) as a walkabout when I don't want the 18-200 hanging around my neck!

Coming to think about it, my FTb is also in perfect working order, but I haven't shot anything with it since 89... I wonder how accurate the shutter is after all these years...


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Mar 07, 2012 20:22 |  #15

jeffreynmandy wrote in post #14045695 (external link)
If im thinking correct the the 20D was out when the 5D was released. Can this be justified as a buy once, cry once scenario, or am I just trying to justify an overpriced camera?

According the the techno weeenies here, the 5D3 will turn into a pumpkin is 24 months. Canon marketing agrees. ;)


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